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Child custody can be one of the most difficult and contested aspects of a divorce. The children’s well-being is usually the greatest concern when parents split up.

At The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A., we understand the problems you may be facing in regards to custody. Our firm is dedicated to helping you and your spouse or unmarried partner find ways to resolve your differences effectively.

To discuss your issue with our Orlando child custody lawyers, call us at (407) 624-5344 or request a consultation online.

Child Custody Guidelines & Policies in Florida

The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A. handles all types of issues related to child custody, including:

  • Time-sharing
  • Temporary custody
  • Paternity
  • Full custody
  • Relocation, including international relocation cases
  • Parental relocation disputes

Custody Terms in Florida

Florida has done away with terms such as “custody,” “custodial parent,” and “noncustodial parent.” Florida courts now assign parental responsibility to parents, either sole responsibility or shared responsibility. Visitation rights have now been termed as time-sharing arrangements in which parents create a parenting plan that details those arrangements.

Creating a Parenting Plan

When creating a parenting plan, you will need to decide:

  • With whom your child(ren) will live the majority of the time
  • When your child(ren) will spend time with the other parent
  • How responsibility will be shared for major decisions concerning the child’s health, education, religious upbringing, and other important matters
  • How child support will be impacted by living arrangements with each parent

In determining child custody matters, the court’s priority is always what is in the best interests of the child. Courts favor children having a continuing and meaningful relationship with both parents unless some factor – such as substance abuse or domestic abuse – would prohibit it.

Let Us Help You Reach a Fair Arrangement

Our firm is committed to helping you and the other parent of your child reach an agreement that works for everyone whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We know how difficult this issue can be for many parents who may have difficulty agreeing on what is in their child’s best interests. However, our firm has helped countless parents resolve this issue and find a positive outcome at the end of the case.

Ready to discuss your case? Contact us online or at (407) 624-5344.

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  • Knowledge, honesty, courage, and passion.

    “I have had several lawyers in the past regarding my custody case. Those lawyers lacked the following: knowledge, honesty, courage, and passion regarding my matter. After my experience with previous ...”

    - L.B.
  • She really fought for me.

    “She helped me to get alimony after being married to an abusive man for 8 years. She didn't take any crap off of my ex or his attorney. She really fought for me. My alimony is only for 5 years but that ...”

    - Elizabeth
  • Very upfront with me about what I needed to do to help my case.

    “I hired Ms. Hamilton to help me with a custody case with my ex. She took my case and was very upfront with me about what I needed to do to help my case. She also took time to explain the law to me and ...”

    - Rochelle
  • It felt like a burden had lifted.

    “Attorney Hamilton was phenomenal from beginning to the end. I didn't think the outcome of my case would be positive at all. My friend referred me to Attorney Hamilton, and I'm so glad he did. During ...”

    - Karl
  • Attorney Hamilton is very rational and caring at the same time.

    “Attorney Hamilton provided me with professional, personalized, caring services and was there for me throughout the complexity of my case, which resulted in agreed-upon resolutions. I had the services ...”

    - Breda
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